Taste: Watershed Cafe

What better way to celebrate and support Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve than with a farm to table cafe? Sited in Poolesville among the rolling hills and open fields of the Ag Reserve, Watershed Cafe offers tasty, seasonal fare prepared from scratch. Come to Watershed for fresh food and tasty drinks prepared with care in a … More Taste: Watershed Cafe

Teach: An Ecstasy of French Cheeses

Moi? J’aime le France France is powerful both as a notion and an international cultural force. Mention France and you’re sure to get some sort of visceral reaction from Americans, whether it’s delight or disdain. I fall into the former camp; for me, France is my happy place. I adore the food, architecture, etiquette, and … More Teach: An Ecstasy of French Cheeses

Taste: Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Arugula Salad

More Meatless Monday deliciousness… Poor brussels sprouts; relegated to the realms of despised vegetables that deserve a second chance. If the mention of them has you wrinkling up your nose, this recipe bears no resemblance to the mushy, farty orbs you are probably thinking of. On behalf of underdog vegetables everywhere, I implore you to … More Taste: Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Arugula Salad

Taste: Goat Cheese & Basil Potatoes

Meatless Monday deliciousness awaits…. Imagine the savoriness of crispy potatoes and warm goat cheese balanced with the soft sweetness of tomatoes and balsamic vinegar accented with fresh basil. This recipe is quick, easy, and affordable and can be served rustic-style or presented in a more refined plating. You can also easily adapt it to be … More Taste: Goat Cheese & Basil Potatoes

Taste: Lavender Latte

Lavender is well known for its tantalizing scent and aromatherapy benefits. Research has documented its efficacy in reducing stress, improving insomnia, and more. Many of us probably have enjoyed the fragrance of a lavender candle, bath bomb, or essential oil at some point, but what about tasting lavender? Lavender is delicious in savory and sweet … More Taste: Lavender Latte

Taste: Kale Sauté 

Is a vegan friend coming for dinner? Do you want to add more veggies in your diet? Are you trying out Meatless Mondays? No matter the motivation, we could all benefit from expanding our meal repertoires to include more veggies prepared in delicious new ways. This recipe is flexible enough to serve as a side … More Taste: Kale Sauté 

Taste: Burmese Pickled Tea Leaf Salad

Once upon a time I was a hopeful adjunct yearning  for my dream job, being a full-time community college professor. It would take years of hustling, networking, and overworking before that dream would become a reality. Along the way, I worked with and became friends with some fantastic people who supported me and encouraged me … More Taste: Burmese Pickled Tea Leaf Salad

Taste: A Better Workout Drink

Growing up with two older brothers has many benefits. One of these benefits is watching movies that a girl of your age wouldn’t typically watch. For example, Enter the Dragon, The Bride with White Hair, and other movies featuring lots of acrobatic butt kicking courtesy of martial arts.  Sitting on the scratchy carpet in our pine … More Taste: A Better Workout Drink